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Hail to the Chief
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canon- a musical composition in two or more voice parts in which the melody is imitated exactly and completely by the successive voices though not always at the same pitch.

descant- a superimposed counterpoint to a simple melody.

Dorian- A medieval mode whose scale pattern is like that of playing D to D on the white keys of a piano.

MIDI- Musical Instrument Digital Interface; a standard interface for the creation and playback of electronic music.

modal- A scale pattern consisting of set intervals of whole and half steps. The primary modes are Aeolian, Dorian, Ionian, Locrian, Lydian, Mixolydian, and Phrygian.

tone- a sound of definite pitch and vibration.

rhythm- the aspect of music comprising all the elements (as accent, meter, and tempo) that relate to forward movement.

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